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Western Lotto out to Make Nigerians Millionaires—MD

By Dipo Olowookere

Managing Director of Western Lotto Nigeria, Mr Elvis Krivokuca, has disclosed that the newly launched company was entering the Nigerian gaming industry to ensure Nigerians make money while having fun and playing the games.

Mr Krivokuca noted that this would be done by infusing fun and excitement into the lottery experience.

“Our explanation is centred on the nature of lottery as entertainment. Lotteries are number-based games of chance used mainly for entertainment, winning of prize and redistribution of wealth.

“Western Lotto Nigeria offers Nigerians the opportunity to experience and play the famous Power Ball, Euro millions, Euro Jackpot, UK Lotto and Mega Millions games, with a chance of winning a jackpot of N15 million.

“With these brand ambassadors, we are telling Nigerians that lottery is fun and they should enjoy themselves while playing the games,” the lottery firm’s boss said.

Speaking during the launch of Western Lotto Nigeria and the unveiling of its chain of brand ambassadors in Lagos recently, Mr Krivokuca said the choice of entertainers as brand ambassadors affirmed that lottery is entertainment.

The list of ambassadors for the Western Lotto Nigeria brand are Olu Jacobs, Zack Orji, Ramsey Nouah, Alex Usifo, Jide Kosoko, Osita Iheme, 2Face, Olamide and AY.

Added to the entertainment touch, Western Lotto also launched with a mobile application which is a disruption in the Nigerian lottery market.

The company further disclosed that plans were ongoing to add an African and Nigerian- centric game to its offering.

The new game which would be unveiled soon, will add a Nigerian touch to the Western Lotto lottery experience, while the society would benefit from the proceeds.

“Western Lotto is about you. It’s about that boy in Mushin, that girl in Maiduguri, about that madam in Yenagoa. It is 100 percent Nigerian. It’s a Nigerian initiative through and through. Your payments are in Naira. You can play and win in Naira. Western Lotto was set up mainly for two reasons: we want to offer Nigerians the opportunity to win big and also contribute towards good causes.

“We are partnering with organisations that cater for women who have been victims of ràpe. We are going to partner with people that have problem furthering their education.

“Western Lotto will partner with government on health care and sporting foundations. Western Lotto is about Nigeria: it’s our game. Let’s embrace it,” said Director of Western Lotto Nigeria, Mr Biodun Akintaju.

”We have decided to start from the known to the unknown: Power Ball, Euro millions, Euro Jackpot, UK Lotto, Mega Millions are all established games.

“We will allow Nigerians the opportunity of playing and winning in Naira. In the not too distant future, we are going to have a pan-African wholly run, played and payment made in Naira,” he added.

Speaking on the impact of lottery in a modern society, Veteran actor, Olu Jacobs, pointed out that it would help correct some social ills in Nigeria.

“Many things have gone wrong in Nigeria. It’s nice to have Lotto ease the pressure. Most of us have played lotto all over the world.

“I have some friends who play in London: at times with 10 to 20 pounds. I myself used to play when I was there. We didn’t kill ourselves doing it. Some people win because you have a good chance of winning. It is a delightful one with a surprise. I’m glad we have it here,” he said.

Powerball is an American lottery game played every Wednesday and Saturday night. Euro Millions is a transnational lottery. Its draws are held every Tuesday and Friday night. Euro Jackpot is a transnational European lottery launched in 2012.

The goal is to match 5 correct numbers out of 50 plus another 2 supplementary numbers out of another 10.

UK Lotto also known as the National Lottery was launched in 1994. UK Lotto is played every Wednesday and Saturday, while Mega Million draws are held every Tuesday and Friday.

By Dipo Olowookere Managing Director of Western Lotto Nigeria, Mr Elvis Krivokuca, has disclosed that the newly launched company was entering the Nigerian gaming industry to ensure Nigerians make money while having fun and playing the games. Mr Krivokuca noted that this would be done by infusing fun and excitement into

Western Lotto raises stakes to N14 billion with Powerball Max

Western Lotto officials

Powerball Max, a U.S. lottery, offers winnings of up to N14billion ($26million), with Western Lotto as the official partner.Powerball is the wealthiest lottery in the world, offering an N562billion jackpot. Draws take place every Wednesday and Saturday in the U.S. or Thursday and Sunday Nigerian time.

The Managing Director, Western Lotto Nigeria, Yomi Ogunfowora, said the gamers on the platform could tap into the nine ways through which to win prizes. Jackpots never fall below N14billion at any given time. Winners share from a large pot. According to him, Western Lotto added the Powerball Max to its rich bouquet of games in line with its pledge “to bring world-class entertainment to Nigerians.”

Participation in the Powerball Max costs only N200 per game.The frontline gaming platform allows Nigerians the opportunity to play and win millions of dollars offered by other renowned games like Mega Millions, Euro Millions, Euro Jackpot, and the U.K. Lotto.

Ogunforowa said: “We are committed to bringing undiluted world-class entertainment and this is a major one for us. For someone to participate directly in these international games is a huge opportunity. Nigerians are intelligent and fun-loving. Hopefully, the world will soon celebrate a jackpot winner in this country.”

He disclosed that over 18,000 gamers had won different cash prizes at www.westernlotto.com, including Dorcas Nwagbara, who won N15million in September 2017.

“Our platform is synonymous with winnings. We have had people win N100,000 N500,000, N1million and other mouth-watering cash prizes. Last September, a graduate of Imo State University, Dorcas Nwagbara, won N15million.

“We have many other games on our portal, including the fast-paced Lotto Race game where you win by the minutes. We are giving Nigerians a platform to better their lives,” Ogunfowora added.

Gaming and entertainment firm, Western Lotto Nigeria Limited, has raised the stakes in the gaming business in Nigeria, with the introduction of Powerball Max, one of the latest games in the franchise. ]]>